Summer Gifts for Summer Fun

Summer Fun Pail

Summer is in full swing and that means plenty of sun and fun to keep everybody celebrating the whole season long. But don’t let all that celebration keep you from remembering to celebrate the people in your life. We’ve got some fun, fabulous gifts in our Summer Fun Collection to make giving easy and fun!

Have a Ball Box

Our Have a Ball Box is our favorite gift idea for swimming teachers, summer birthday parties, and your generous friend who invited you to her beach house for the week.

Gone Campin’ Box

We love the Gone Campin Box as a gift for camp counselors, Scout masters, and grandpas who still remember how to work the old camp stove.

Shades of Sunset Box

We designed our Shades of Sunset Box to beckon those gorgeous hues of summer sunsets, marking ends of happy summer days and making an easy, ideal gift for going away parties, hostess gifts and even a summer romance.

Delightful Donut Box

Our Delightful Donut Box may require a double-take. Our buttery frosted cookies are dressed up like donuts with colorful sprinkles. We love this gift idea to say thanks to summer babysitters, day camp friends, and office parties.

Turtle Surprise Box

Popping in to see a friend on a road trip? Our Turtle Surprise Box says it all!

Superstar Box

And finally, our Superstar Box is a favorite pick for family reunions, parade volunteers, and other summer superstars in your life.

Shop all of our Summer Fun Collection to find the ideal offerings for everyone on your summer gifting list. We’ve made giving so easy, you’ll feel like you’re on vacation!

Top Ten Road Trip Must-Haves

Hitting the open road this summer? You’ll want to take some of our best tips with you for ultimate cruising pleasure.

1. Download our Best Road Trip Games and keep a copy in the glove compartment at all times. The best way to diffuse tension on hour seven is with a game that gets everybody laughing and thinking.

2. Have you started using the Waze app yet? It keeps you apprised of real-time traffic and slow-downs and suggests alternate routes to get you where you need to go as quick as you can.

3. Stock a cooler with a range of great snacks. Gas station nachos are great (are they?), but you don’t want to rely on them to keep you satisfied. A mix of fruits, nuts, cheese, dried meats and some sweets will give you an easy range of options to suit your cravings.

4. Keep lots of water in the car, more than you think you’ll need. Travel is dehydrating, and in the event that you get delayed or sidetracked, you’ll have plenty on hand.

5.  Stop for scenic outlooks. Getting out, stretching your legs, and taking a few selfies is a great way to keep travelers happy. Plus, you’ll see vistas and views that you’d otherwise miss!

6. Keep a map or atlas on hand. In the event that your cell phone dies or the GPS can’t find a signal, having a map with you means peace of mind.

7. Ask locals where to eat. If you’re stopping for a meal, forego the fast food chains and find out what the locals like. Use apps like Yelp or simply ask the person filling up next to you. It could lead you to great spots only the locals know!

8. Travel with cookies. A tin of Mrs. Fields cookies travels well anywhere you go, and the cookies are individually wrapped to keep them fresh mile after mile!

9. Invest in good sunglasses. Polarized lenses will keep your eyes protected and relaxed all day long, keeping glares and headaches far away.

10. Break long trips down into smaller pieces. Avoid “Are we there yet?” by making smaller check points along the way.

Do you have road trip tips? Share them in the comments!

Recipe: Fruit & Brownie Kabobs

Mrs. Fields Secrets Fruit and Brownie Kabob
Here’s an easy, delicious summertime dessert that requires no preheating of the oven, no baking, no cooling, just straight-to-the-mouth goodness. Well, maybe one slight detour at a bamboo skewer, but you get the idea. Everybody loves Mrs. Fields Brownies already, but cut them into bite-sized pieces, add them to a skewer with some fresh strawberries and you have beautiful,  portable dessert, just perfect for summer entertaining.

And did you know, our Brownies freeze beautifully, so you can order and keep some on hand all summer long for last-minute entertaining (or midnight snacking)! So, yes, you can send one of our Brownie Gifts to a friend or loved one, but you can also send some to yourself and give your oven a summer vacation!

Fruit and Brownie Kabobs

12 bamboo skewers
6 Mrs. Fields Brownies
28 strawberries, washed and stemmed

Directions
Skewer 4 strawberries and 3 brownie bites onto each bamboo skewer and chill until serving.

Get Personal with Personalized Gifts

Personalized Birthday Tin

When it comes to gifting, one of the best ways to create a meaningful moment is with a personal touch. It’s a small and easy step that takes your gift to the next level, transforming it from a gift into a keepsake.

Our entire category of personalized gifts is prepared to wow, making it easy for your to upload personal pictures and create custom messages for those special people in your life. For example, confetti design and a favorite snapshot turns our Personalized Birthday Tin into a keepsake she can use to keep favorite treasures.

For Him Personalized Tins

There’s still time to wow Dad with a tin full of cookies with an uploaded picture of him with his favorite child. (That’s you, of course.) It’s a Father’s Day gift that he’ll keep forever.

Circle of Love Personalized Tin

Celebrate your anniversary (first date, first kiss, wedding, or all of the above) with our Circle of Love Tin. Your uploaded picture is almost sweeter than the cookies inside. It’s a great gift for sweethearts and always comes in the right size!

MLB Personalized Tins

Our favorite way to thank a coach or the most valuable player on the team is with a commemorative tin featuring his favorite Team and a picture of his favorite people. It’s a home run every time.

With Love Personalized Tin

And finally, grandparents can’t resist the cute-factor of our With Love Personalized Tin. Upload a picture of their adorable grandkids, deliver it to them, then ask for whatever you want. Works every time.

Browse all of our personalized gifts and create a one-of-a-kind gift for someone special in your life. They’ll thank you.

Recipe: Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Mrs. Fields Secrets Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

How do you answer a craving for cake in the summer without preheating the oven? This cake is the answer. Built from a tower of criss-crossed ice cream sandwiches, this cake stands tall and square and ready to satisfy your sweet tooth without any baking required. Plus, you can customize it any which way with your favorite flavored ice cream sandwiches to make it entirely your own! (Plus, it’s pretty!)

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

12 ice cream sandwiches
1 carton whipped topping
peanut butter sundae syrup
chocolate magic shell topping

Directions
Lay three ice cream sandwiches on a freezer-safe serving plate to form a square. Drizzle a little peanut butter syrup across the top to serve as a binding agent, then layer three more on top in the opposite direction. Repeat the process until you have four layers and a complete cube. Next, frost the cake with the whipped topping and freeze again for about 20-30 minutes, or until whipped topping becomes firm. Finally, drizzle a generous amount of peanut butter and magic shell syrup all over the cake, allowing some to run down the sides. Freeze again before serving.

Here’s a peek at the pre-frosted cake:

Mrs. Fields Secrets Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Father’s Day Giveaway: Dad Was Right About…

Father’s Day is coming, which means it’s time for a Mrs. Fields giveaway! Here’s your chance to win a gourmet gift for Dad and give him a public shout-out too. We’re giving away three amazing prizes for three lucky readers who fill in the blank.

Dad was right about ______________.

Sure, it’s going to take some courage to admit that you were wrong about something, but just think how happy you’ll feel if one of these gifts arrives on Dad’s doorstep because of you!

Most Awesome Father’s Day Tin

With 60 bite-sized gourmet cookies inside our Most Awesome Father’s Day Tin really is perfect abundance for most awesome dads.

Sweet S’mores Kit

Just add campfire. Our Sweet S’mores Kit is a new bestseller and perfect for creating some new memories together.

Manly Plaid Bites Box

And finally, our Manly Plaid Bites Box will appeal to Dad’s sweet-but-manly side with cookies, brownies and butter-toffee peanuts. So manly. So sweet.

To enter a chance to win one of these prizes for your favorite dad, leave a comment filling in our blank: Dad was right about __________.

Entries accepted until midnight, Sunday, June 14. One entry per person. Must be 18 years to enter and a resident of the continental United States. Winners will be chosen randomly and notified via email. 

Invite Mrs. Fields to the Wedding

Wedding season is here and just as important as the dress, rings and flowers are the little details that make the day special. Not only are cookies a creative way to commemorate a wedding day, they are always appreciated. (Seriously, have you ever seen someone turn down a cookie?) We’ve created some incredible wedding-inspired gifts to customize for your special day. Check them out.

Save the Date Logo Cookies

Our Save the Date Logo Cookies are a genius way to share the exciting news in a creative, exciting way. Customize with your info and share these luscious fondant-topped sugar cookies with friends and family. Makes a great party favor at an engagement party, too!

Ombre Array Cookies

Ombre is so popular, especially with weddings and our Ombre Array Cookies make a gorgeous dessert option with a delicious design sense. Available in shades of coral or teal, these cookies are a decoration in themselves for wedding receptions, bridal showers, or any celebration.

Cookie Basket

Our Cookie Basket tied with a customized ribbon is a popular option for wedding parties. It makes a lovely and accessible treat as guests arrive, paired with a champagne flute full of cold milk.

Best Day Ever Bag

When it comes to thoughtful thank you gifts for the wedding party, from the ring bearer to the florist, there is no better gift than our Best Day Ever Bag. It’s loaded with delicious, freshly baked cookies and makes a perfect individual gift for everyone in the wedding party who helped to make it the best day ever!

Thank You Logo Cookie

And finally, a sweet token of thanks for all wedding guests, our Thank You Logo Cookie is a wonderful way to send guests home on a sweet note. Customized and printed in edible fondant icing on a luscious buttery cookie, it’s an elegant option for a formal party.

Thanks for Celebrating Logo Cookie

Or, if your style is more casual, our Thanks for Celebrating Logo Cookie is just the right sentiment for your party. Same customization options for a perfectly sweet ending to a memorable day.

Browse all of our wedding gifts to choose your favorite mementos for bridesmaids and groomsmen, even sweet tower treats to serve guests or staff. Just remember to always invite Mrs. Fields to the wedding!

Recipe: Watermelon Cupcakes

Mrs. Fields Secrets Watermelon Cupcakes

These lookalike watermelon cupcakes are an easy peasy way to dress up a regular cupcake with a fun summer theme. You can make this as easy as you like (with your favorite boxed mix) or more decadent with our from-scratch recipe. Both variations are below, and both are worth treating your tastebuds (and your family) to.

Watermelon Cupcakes

for cupcakes
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup milk
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 eggs
1-2 tablespoons red food coloring
2/3 cup miniature chocolate chips

for frosting
5 tablespoons flour
1 cup whole milk
1 cup butter (room temperature)
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
5-10 drops green food coloring

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tins with cupcake liners. In a medium bowl, whisk dry ingredients together: flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a mixing bowl, cream sugar and shortening together until light and fluffy. Add in eggs, one at a time, until well incorporated. Alternate adding small amounts of the flour mixture and the milk and mixing after each. Finally, stir in the vanilla and food coloring and mix until just combined. Finally, add the chocolate chips and mix until just incorporated. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full with batter and bake for 15-18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool before frosting.

To make the frosting, mix flour and milk together in a double boiler over medium heat, stirring constantly with a whisk, until a thick paste forms. Cool mixture completely (you can use the fridge or freezer to speed it up). Cream butter at high speed until it is light and creamy. Add the sugar and blend until fluffy. Take a generous scoop of the sugar/butter mixture and add it to the cooled flour/milk mixture and blend it well. Add all of the flour/milk mixture to the sugar/butter mixture and beat until fluffy and light. Finally, add vanilla and food coloring and mix well. Spread on cooled cupcakes.

Boxed Mix Variation
Prepare your favorite boxed yellow cake mix as directed, then add 1-2 tablespoons red food coloring and 2/3 cup miniature chocolate chips to the batter. Bake as directed.

Recipe: Brown Sugar Toffee Cookies

Mrs. Fields Secrets Brown Sugar Toffee Cookies

Brown Sugar Toffee Cookies

2 1/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/4 cups dark brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup crushed toffee bits
1/2 cup coarse brown sugar for rolling

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare baking sheets with parchment paper or baking sheets. In a mixing bowl, whisk the dry ingredients together: flour, baking soda, cornstarch, salt and cinnamon. In another mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar together until creamy, about two minutes. Add egg and vanilla and mix until well combined. Slowly add the dry ingredients, followed by the toffee bits. Scoop generous tablespoon balls of dough and roll into a ball, then roll in the coarse sugar. Place 12 cookies per sheet and bake for 10 minutes, or until tops are crackled. Remove and cool for a couple of minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Graduation Gift Ideas

The caps and gowns are popping up like tulips this time of year and it’s time to congratulate this year’s graduates! Whether it’s a preschool graduation or a Ph.D., you’ll need to treat the hard work right and we’ve got just the collection of gifting ideas for the graduates on your list. Check our favorite go-to treats…

Three Cheers Mini Gift Box

A confetti of flavors are bursting in our Three Cheers Mini Gift Box.

You Earned It! Gift Box

Cookies and candy and sweet accolades are contained in our You Earned It! Gift Box in a special cylinder shape.

Class of 2015 Tin

Treating the whole class? Our Class of 2015 Tin (available in 60 or 28 Nibblers) is perfect for pleasing the crowd.

Sweet Graduation Mini Box

The box says it all: How sweet it is! Let them savor the sweet moment with our Sweet Graduation Mini Box.

Congratulations Big Cookie Cake

Hosting a graduation party? A Big Cookie Cake dressed up in school-colors frosting is an ideal dessert!

Hats Off Box

Graduation is the ultimate hat tip, but this gift takes it to a new level. Hats Off Box is a sweet reward for hard work paid off!

Check out all of our graduation gift ideas online and remember to treat those special grads in your life.

 

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